Why moving to Spain was definitely a challenge…

BY EMILY JONES Moving to Spain was definitely a challenge, but unlike the other people I met, I arrived in Madrid with a basic grasp of Spanish. I studied the language at GCSE and tried to take it as an A-level, however, after only three months I dropped the class because I felt it was […]

Why my solo trip on a quick city break to Copenhagen gave me the best day ever

One of the best days of my life was when I went travelling alone for the first time. I impulsively booked a two-day trip to Copenhagen, a part of Europe I had always wanted to see. BY EMILY JONES I arrived on a Thursday night and headed straight to my hostel. My Danish friend, Emilia, […]


One of the For Real Travel team has just visited Italy for a week, seeing some world-famous tourist sights in Rome, Florence and Pisa… This 30 second city guide trailer shows just a small portion of what Olivia got up to – FULL Italy vlog coming soon!  

“I lost my all my luggage…”

Theresa, 23, Møre og Romsdal, Norway “I lost my luggage on a class-trip to Rome and it was all my fault… To take you back to the very beginning of the story, our journey towards Italy and Rome started very early in the morning. As this embarrassing incident happened over three years ago, I can’t […]

What I wish I had been told when I moved to a foreign country: as told by a Norwegian

There’s a lot of preparation to be done before moving to another country, but what I have learnt is that no matter how much you prepare in advance, you just can’t be fully prepared for everything that comes your way. And what I found most difficult after having moved abroad to England was (quite unexpectedly) […]

A Norwegian’s Experience living in England and eating English food: Expectations vs Reality

I think most international students can agree on this – getting used to the food in a foreign country isn’t easy. In my (almost) three years in England, I’ve definitely been met with some weird food experiences, and I promise you I won’t be holding back. Here’s what happens when a Norwegian student has to […]

“If you know me, you know I have a fear of pigeons…”

Olivia, 22, Hull, England “Okay, so people that know me, know that I have a fear of pigeons. Now I don’t care what you say or think about that, they are scary creatures. So it came as a little surprise to me on a family holiday to Italy, that, St Marks Square in Venice would […]

“This man started screaming at us in German…”

Maria, 22, Hull, England “We were in Berlin on a school trip in year 10, and it has to be the best trip we had at school. Seeing the Reichstag, the remains of the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburg Gate to name a few… incredible. Anyway, on one of the days, we went to a Christmas […]

Why Copenhagen is worth the expensive price tag

University of Lincoln student, Theo Osborn, talks us through one of his favourite travel trips.

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